Ommunists vs. Nationalists in Chinas Civil War

This class is on Asian History/Culture, and this topic relates to China in the 20th century.

My professor is quite picky about the format for the essay submitted. The first paragraph should basically restate the question asked, and should include a clear, concise thesis statement upon which the remainder of the essay is based. The body of the essay should clarify the points made in the thesis, and there should be a concluding paragraph. Because this is only a two page essay, the thesis should be very concise.

Here is the question around which the essay should be made:

Why did the Communists win the Civil War, given the fact that the Nationalists had more troops and better equipment than the Communists, as well as Americas support?

I use a text entitled: East Asia: A New History by Rhoads Murphey. I understand that you will most likely not be able to find this book to use as a reference, so please feel free to use any reference you can find on the topic.

The essay should be double spaced, using a 12 point font.

Please email me with any questions you might have.

Thanks.